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Mary Rowe

Mary Rowe

Department: Adjunct Professor, Work and Organization Studies

Contact: (617) 253-5902, mrowe@mit.edu

Expertise: Conflict management; Conflict resolution; Conflicts of interest; Conflicts of interest; Corporate accountability; Discrimination; Dispute resolution; Dispute resolution; Diversity; Employment relations; Ethics; Family issues; Flextime; Gender issues; Gender issues; Harassment; Hostile work environment; Human rights; Intellectual property; Managing diversity; Negotiation; Negotiation and conflict resolution; Risk management; Sexual harassment; Women in business; Work / family issues; Work-life balance

What to do when an employee reports sexual harassment – Daena Giardella

From Quartz We know from the 2016 EEOC report on harassment in the workplace and other studies that between 25% and 85% of women, and between 11% and16% of men, say that they have experienced sexual harassment. That means that, if you’re a manager, it’s very likely that you’ll encounter a sexual harassment situation at some point in your career. You may learn about it anecdotally, or it might arrive at your desk as a formal report or notification from HR or elsewhere. How you react can determine whether you’re able to build open teams that encourage everyone to have a voice. Here are important steps you should take: Know the process. It is your responsibility to know your organizational policies, protocols, and investigatory processes as well as what you would need to do. If these procedures are unclear, you should take initiative now to make changes to clarify them. Keep in mind that multiple … Read More » The post What to do when an employee reports sexual harassment – Daena Giardella appeared first on MIT Sloan Experts.

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